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Championships

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AFA National Champions '05
Bloomington Hearts Tny '13, '14
USSSA Women's World Series: '08, '09', '11
USSSA Women's Illinois State: '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '14
John Radtke Memorial: '09, '10, '12
NSA Womens World Series: '13, '14,'15
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Seven Year Record
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Overall 2008 thru 2015: W-196   L-41
USSSA Tournament Record: W-129  L-21
2013 Season: W-24  L-5
2014 Season: W-25  L-7
2015 Season: W-18  L-4
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August 28, 2015 - Congratualtions to former Slammer great and member of the NPF Champion Chicago Bandits, Kirsten Verdun. Kirsten was just named Asst Coach of the Wisconsin Badgers Softball Team!
 
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8/17/15 Hoover, AL  We are proud to have 4 Ex Slammers on the Roster of the NPF Champion Chicago Bandits who won their 3rd Cowles Cup beating USSSA Pride 1-0 behind the pitching of the great Monica Abbott. Former Slammers playing for the Bandits are Natalie Hernandez (UIC '14), Kirsten Verdun (DePaul '14), Kelsi Jones (Louisville '15) and Sammy Marshall (W IL '15). Congratulations!
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08/17/15 Peoria, IL - Congratulation to former ISU star and Slammer veteran Jhavon Hamilton who
just landed a job as Assistant Softball Coach at Bradley University. Way to go Jhavon!
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Slammers Three-Peat at NSA World Series
2015 NSA World Series Champions
EastSide Centre
E. Peoria, IL
W-6 L-0
August 1-2, 2015
 
Back: Bob Zivic (HC) - Caitlyn Daly - Kirk Piehl (C) -  Mary Connolly - Carolyn Wilmes - Nicole Pihl - Amber Logemann - Riley Strandgard - Dave Wilson (C) 
Front: Kassie Brown - Jenna Marsalli - Kasey Gibson - Rachel Houck - Brook Riemenschneider - Jhavon Hamilton - Wayne Gibson (C) 
Bottom: Stanley Slammer w/ Trophy
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NSA World Series Trophy Presentation
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IL NSA Director Bob Biehl presents NSA WS Championship trophy
to Slammer Head Coach Bob Zivic
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Amber Logemann was PERFECT!
Miami of Ohio's AllStar pitcher Amber Logemann, with ISU catcher Brooke Riemenschneider calling the pitches, threw a perfect game vs The IL Blast retireing all 12 batters she faced, 8 by strikeout, in a 10-0 Slammer blowout. In fact Amber had a perfect .000 ERA for the entire tournament working both as a starter and reliever in this NSA World Series. The entire staff including DePaul's Mary Connolly and Ball State's star freshman Carolyn Wilmes had an impressive 1.50 ERA for the entire tournament.
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Brooke Riemenschneider - Indiana State Univ '17
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Despite getting dinged up toward the end of the championship game Brooke caught all six games in this tournament including calling the pitches in Amber Logemann's  perfect game. Her contributions were huge. Great job Brooke!
 
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Tournament MVP
  Mary Connolly - DePaul '15
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The NSA World Series MVP Award went to Mary Connolly seen here chilling with Stanley Slammer between games. How do you win MVP in a 6 game series? How about hitting .533 with 5 HRs and driving in 15 runs while winning 2  games on the mound and carrying a 1.55 ERA.
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Kasey Gibson Scores on base hit by Mary Connolly. This was the eventual deciding run as Slammers eliminated the Hearts 11-4 and won the NSA World Series Championship.
Photo by Wayne Brown 
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Kasey Gibson - Lipscomb Univ '17
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Here's Lipscomb's star sophomore outfielder Kasey Gibson with her cute little niece Anna who can't take her eyes off Stanley Slammer long enough to look up at the camera. In a remarkable performance at the top of our lineup Kasey led the entire tournament in hitting with a .647 BA, .700 OBP, and 9 RBIs .....not to mention sparkling defense in CF. Great job Kasey!
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  2015 NSA World Series Champions
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Back: Caitlyn Daly - Marry Connolly - Carolyn Wilmes - Nicole Pihl - Ambder Logemann - Riley Strandgard
Front: Kassie Brown - Jenna Marsalli - Kasey Gibson - Rachel Houck - Brooke Riemenschneider - Jhavon Hamilton

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NSA WS Pitching Staff
W-6  L-0
(42 IP - 1.50 ERA)
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Brook Riemenschneider (Catcher) - Amber Longemann (Perfect Game - 0.00 ERA) -
Carolyn Wilmes (W3  L-0) - Mary Connolly (W2 L-0  1.55 ERA) - Jenna Marsalli ( Co-Head Coach)
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Riley Strandgard - Il State Univ '18
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Listening to hitting tips from Stanley Slammer, Riley got on a roll in the final two games getting 5 consecutive hits and finishing the weeked with a tournament avg of .467. Riley was also flawless at third base. Along with Kassie Brown at short nothing got through the left side.
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Rachel Houck - Ball State '17
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Seen here with her father Ken on the left and Carolyn Wilmes' dad Jeff, Rachel hit two HRs against the Rage driving in 5 runs, one being a Grand Slam. The Slammers won the game 10-3 and Rachel hit .471 for the tournament!
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Nicole Pihl - Depaul '17
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Nicole's .400 tournament average was one of 5 Slammers who hit .400 or better over the weekend.....and a great defensive job at first base!
 

Kassie Brown - IN State Univ '17
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 After driving a single into CF in the first inning of the championship game Kassie Brown raced around the bases and scored our first run of the game on a double by Rachel Houck. The Slammers went on to beat a fine Bloomington Hearts squad 11-4 behind the pitching of  All Big East selection Mary Connolly.
 
 
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Previous Tournaments 2015 Season
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USSSA Womens World Series National Championship
Second Place
July 24-26, 2015
Aurora, IL
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Back Row: Carolyn Wilmes - Amber Logemann - Nicole Pihl - Morgan Maize - Mary Connolly - Jordan de los Reyes - Jhavon Hamilton
Front Row: Kaitlyn Ranieri - Jorji Calombaris - Maddy Feeney - Jenna Marsalli - Sabrina Kuchta - Kasey Gibson
Not shown : Amanda Mener
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Morgan Maize (Depaul '16) - SS
Selected WS MVP - Defense

 
On The Run
Former IL State star Jhavon Hamilton explodes into 2nd Base eventually coming around to score the winning run as the Slammers beat the Bloomington Angels 2-1 to advance into semi-final game vs Hooters.
 
2011 World Series Flashback
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2011 Womens World Series Champions
Rockford, IL
 
  Back row: Bridget Paine - Coryn Schmit - Sadie Conner - Liz Watkins - Torie Bunzell - Kirsten Verdun - Mallory Paine
Front Row: Jhavon Hamilton - Dani Miller - Casey Clutch Creakbaum and Eli - Natalie Hernandez - Jenna Marsalli
 


   
. Hearts Invitational
Normal IL
June 6-7, 2015
*W-2  L-1
* Sunday Bracket Play Games Rained Out

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12:00 PM Field 1 - Indiana Slammers vs St Louis Saints (B).................. W 11 -5 WP: Logemann
4:00 PM Field 2 - Indiana Slammers vs East Peoria Lady Rage (B)........... W 11-1 WP: Wilmes
6:00 PM Field 2 - Indiana Slammers vs Lady Angels (B) .............L 3-1 LP: Wilmes
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Box Scores - Pitching and Hitting Reports
Username: slammers - PW: teamstats
Hearts Tny posted under:"LEAGUE"
               IL State Aurora posted under: "NON-LEAGUE"
USSSA World Series posted under: "TOURNAMENT"
NSA World Series posted under "PLAYOFF"
* ( Season Stats now complete)
 

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Taylor Carter- East TN State '17
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L-R: Amber Logemann - Jenna Marsalli - Kim Sullivan - Taylor Carter - Riley Strandgard - Caitlyn Daly - Carolyn Wilmes- Rachel Houck - Jordan de los Reyes
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Taylor Carter (E TN State '17)  greeted by team after hitting first of 3 Slammer HRs in our 2nd pool game against the Rage. Jordan de los Reyes (IL State '17) later hit a 3 run blast followed by another long HR by Jenna Marsalli.(UIC '14). Unfortunately storms washed out Sunday bracket play just as the Slammers were in excellent
 position to perhaps win the Hearts Tournament  for a 3rd consecutive year.
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Amber Logemann - Miami U of Ohio '16
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Amber struck out 9 and picked up a complete game victory as the Slammers began the 2015 season with an 11-5 win over the St Louis Saints
 
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Carolyn Wilmes - Ball State Univ '18
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In her first start as a Slammer Carolyn also picked up a complete game victory as the Slammers defeated Rage 11-1. Unfortunately severe thunderstorms moved into Normal on Sunday and the tournament could not be completed.
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         __2nd Tournament 2015__ 

   USSSA IL STATE
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USSSA IL Womens State Tournament
Aurora, IL
June 20-21, 2015
W-4   L-1
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Top: Rachel Houck - Kasey Gibson - Jenna Marsalli - Mary Connolly - Riley Strandgard - Amber Logemann - Kaitlyn Daly
Middle: Jhavon Hamilton - Kelsey Marlow - Kaitlyn Ranieri - Jordan de los Reyes
Front: Jackie Kisman -  Jorgi Calombaris
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Hitting Stats IL State Tny
Team Batting: .313
J Marsalli  .600 (6/10), 3 RBI   K Gibson .455 (5/11)   J Kisman .455 (5/11)   R Houch .400 (4/10)  HR - 2B (2)   K Ranieri  .333 (3/9) - 2B   J. de los Reyes  .300 (3/10) - HR(2) - 5 RBI
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Pitching
Staff ERA: 0.70
Connolly: W-1  L-0, IP 10, ERA 0.70
Logemann: W-3  L-1, IP 20, SO 34, ERA 0.70
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Mary Connolly (DePaul '15)
W-1  L-0   10 IP - 0.7 ERA
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Amber Logemann (Miami of OH '16) 
W-3  L-1    20 IP - 0.7 ERA - 34 K
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The 3 Amigos 

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.Earlier News 2015
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Sammy Marshall and Miranda Elish
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6/4/15 - The Slammers want to congratulate both Sammy Marshall (W IL Univ) and Miranda Elish (Crown Pt HS). Sammy just signed a contract with the NPF Chicago Bandits and Miranda (Crown Pt HS) has been named Gatorade Player of the year. Both wore  Slammer uniforms in last year's exhibition game against the Bandits. With one year left in her HS career Miranda has verbally committed to play her college career at the University of Oregon.
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. Former Slammers Play in Bandits Final Preseason Game
Bandits 17 Rebellion 5
Pitching: Kirsten Verdun - 3B Natalie Hernandez - SS Sammy Marshall - CF Kelsi Jones
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Jones Signs With NPF Chicago Bandits

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Whitney Arion and Kelsi Jones Both Sign Pro Contracts.
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Top: Nicole Pihl - Mallory Goulding - Mary Connolly - Jenna Marsalli - Jhavon Hamilton - Katie McKay - Alex Wyss
Bottom: Melissa Priesh - Whitney Arion - Rachel Houck - Kelsi Jones - Jackie Kisman - Jordan de los Reyes
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USSSA Women's Illinois State 2014 
Six Time Champions
'08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '14
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Indiana Slammers To Be Inducted Into The Illinois USSSA "Hall of Honor"
Illinois USSSA announced that the Slammers will be inducted into the USSSA "HALL of HONOR" on November 7, 2015. The Slammers are the very first Fastpitch team to be honored with this prestigous USSSA award in the state of Illinois. The awards banquet will be held in Rockford Illinois. All past and present Slammers team members and their families will be invited to attend. Each team member will receive a individual plaque from USSSA as a member of the USSSA "Hall of Honor". The Slammers overall USSSA win/loss record since 2008 is 119-18. We have captured the USSSA Illinois State Women's Fastpitch title in 2008, '09, '10, '11, '12 and '14. We won the USSSA Womens World Series in '08, '09, and '11, were the runner-up in '12 and '14, and finished 3rd in '10 and '13.  
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Staff Announcement
 
We are elated to announce that UIC graduate, veteran Slammer and All Horizon League infielder Jenna Marsalli will assume Co-Head Coaching duties helping Bob run the 2015 Slammers. In the dual role as player/coach she succeeds the awesome Casey Clutch/ Creakbaum who was the backbone and spirit of the Slammers for many years until finally hanging up her spikes to raise a family and run her own very successfull softball academy, Clutch Atheltic Performance in Indianapolis.Welcome Jenna! Just like Casey, Jenna exemplifies the best in women's softball and will be of enormous help to the team as a player/coach when head into the 2015 tournament season.
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Thunder Island by Ken Ferguson


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.*NCAA Regional Updates and Post Season Honors
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Kaitlyn Ranieri - Valpo Crusaders
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Shawna Sadler - WKU
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Kelsi Jones - Louisville
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5/16/15 Columbia, MO - All ACC First Team Selection Kelsi Jones homers in her final college plate appearance, but Louisville loses 2-1 in 8 innings to Indiana State in Columbia Regional elimination game. Louisville ends the season 30-19 with Jones leading the Cards in BA at .362, R (37), hits (52), 2B (17) and SB (12-14)
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Jordan de los Reyes - IL State University
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Riley Strandgard - IL State University
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Mary Connolly - DePaul
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Amber Logemann - Miami Univ of Ohio
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6/2/15 Cleveland, OH - Amber Logemann Named Academic ALL-MAC

 

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Slammers in the Headlines

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 3/23/15 Louisville, KY - Kelsi Jones Named ACC Player of the Week
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4/20/15 Valparaiso, IN - Valpo's Kaitlyn Raineri tops squad with .402 avg while also leading the team in hits, doubles, HRs and RBI's
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MOTHERS DAY STORY
Claire Elizabeth Furlong
5/9/15 - Congratulations to Liz and Zach Furlong with the birth of Claire Elizabeth Furlong on 5-5-15. University of Iowa Hall of Famer Liz Watkins was a joy to be around during her 4 great seasons wearing a Slammer uniform. We are all thrilled for Liz and Zach!
 
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The Slammers Lose a Friend
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" It is with great sadness I learned of the passing of a very good friend of mine, Jim Kresl, who suddenly passed away on Thursday, March 27th. Jim was a walking encyclopedia on the subject of softball and he was a mentor to many girls who played the game. Jim has played a huge roll in the success of the Slammers for a number of years and his efforts cannot be replaced. Jim and I shared the same passion for the sport of softball and out of that friendship grew a friendship that I was truly blessed to be a part of. We will miss you my friend, God bless you and our sincerest and deepest condolances to your wonderful family."
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Bob Zivic
 

 2015 Roster    

#13 Kassie Brown....................Indiana State University '17.................Mt Zion, Illinois

#12 Jorgi Calombaris...............Valparaiso University '17......................Frankfort, Illinois

#7 Taylor Carter....................East Tennesse University '17................Brazil, Indiana

#8 Mary Connolly….................DePaul University ’15………...............Winfield, Illinois  

#34 Caitlyn Daly.....................Illinois State University '18....................Downers Grove, Illinois

#31 Jordan de los Reyes........Illinois State University '17...................Moline, Illinois

#3 Kasey Gibson..................Lipscomb University '17.....................Churubusco, Indiana

#1 Jhavon Hamilton...............Illinois State University '13....................Joliet, Illinois

#30 Rachel Houck..................Ball State University '17.......................Greenfield, Indiana

  #42 Jackie Kisman.................Oakland University '15.........................Lakewood, Illinois

#16 Amber Logemann.............Miami Unversity of Ohio '16..................Earlham, Iowa

#20 Kelsey Marlow..............Western Illinois University '18..............Terre Haute, Indiana  

#15 Jenna Marsalli..................UIC '14...............................................Naperville, Illinois

#28 Nicole Pihl.......................DePaul University '17...........................Marseilles, Illinois

#55 Kaitlyn Ranieri.................Valparaiso University '16.......................Schererville, Indiana

#35 Brook Riemenschneider....Indiana State University '17....................Chatham, Illinois

#10 Riley Strandgard..............Illinois State University '18......................Sherrard, Illinois

Kimmy Sullivan..................University of Notre Dame '17....................Greenwood, Indiana  

#5 Carolyn Wilmes...............Ball State University '18........................Evansville, Indiana

Coaching Staff

Head Coach and Team Founder - Bob Zivic - PH 219-688-2223

Co-Head Coach - Jenna Marsalli - UIC Flames '14

Asst Coaches - Dave Wilson and Kirk Piehl

Website Editor - Dave Wilson - dhwilson99@gmail.com


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Exhibition 
Slammers vs Chicago Bandits
The Ballpark at Rosemont, IL
May 25, 2014
 
 Top: Mellisa Preish - Coryn Schmit - * Kirsten Verdun -Jenna Marsalli - Courtney Heeley - * Natalie Hernandez - Brittany Gardner - Jhavon Hamilton
Bottom: Brooke Riemenschneider - Alex Wyss - Jackie Kisman - Kelsey Jones - Taylor Lockwood - Sammy Marshall
Bat Girls: Natalie Otero and Layla Koritko
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NEWS: Congratulations to Natalie and Kirsten!
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Friday, June 19
6-6-15 BlmHeartsTny



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